'Alphas' cancelled by Syfy after two seasons

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After two seasons on Syfy, "Alphas" has been cancelled.

Several of the series' cast members reported the news on Twitter.

Ryan Cartwright was first, tweeting: "Unfortunately #Alphas is cancelled :( "

Co-stars Warren Christie and Azita Ghanizada followed:

Christie: "Like my buddy @RyanCartwright has reported, unfortunately #Alphas has been cancelled. Thanks for tuning in the last couple of years!!"

Ghanizada: "Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER"

Syfy released the following statement: "Syfy has decided not to renew Alphas for a third season. We've been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television. We'd like to thank the show's dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support."

The series survived one seemingly close call with cancellation before. Following erroneous reports that "Alphas" had been cancelled after a single season, Syfy renewed the show -- about a team of crime-fighters with superhuman abilities -- for Season 2. The second season averaged 1.7 million viewers, down from an average of 2 million viewers for season one.

The cast also included David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Laura Mennell and Erin Way.
Photo/Video credit: Syfy